Proverbs 8:23

“I was set vp from euerlasting, from the beginning, or euer the earth was.”

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Other Translations

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
- King James Version

"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From eternal days I was given my place, from the birth of time, before the earth was.
- Basic English Bible

I was set up from eternity, from the beginning, before the earth was.
- Darby Bible

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
- Webster's Bible

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth existed.
- World English Bible

From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 8:23


8:23 Set up - Heb. anointed, constituted to be the person by whom the Father resolved to do all his works, to create, to uphold and govern and judge, to redeem and save the world. From the beginning - Before which, there was nothing but a vast eternity. The earth - Which together with the heaven, was the first of God's visible works.


Discussion for Proverbs 8

  • Brook
    God is mighty and AWESOME. Just look around.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:34 blessed is the man that heareth ME watching daily at MY gates waiting at the posts of MY doors PROVERBS 8:14 counsel is MINE and sound wisdom I am understanding I have strength PROVERBS 21:16 the man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead
  • Ann
    Angela Tucker, I think you may be referring to Matthew Chapter 11:7.
  • Angela Tucker
    I have a question? Where is it written.. Jesus is saying . What did you expect a read blowing the wind? In other words an unstable person or wishy washy . And I no it wasn t a read. But I can t remember what it was. Thank you
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:20 I LEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT PROVERBS 8:8ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM 1 JOHN1:9IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS PROVERBS11:4RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH
  • Michelle Liu
    We can see Jesus is crying out even in the old testament. Wisdom and understanding through the words of Jesus Christ bring this life- whoever hates jesus loves death.

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